Diaper Brand Spotlight Series: Seventh Generation

by Julie Siewert October 23, 2019

Diaper Brand Spotlight Series: Seventh Generation

Continuing our Diaper Brand Spotlight series, today we’re focusing on Seventh Generation diapers. What's in them, what isn't in them, where they're made and what I like about them.


With gazillions of different diaper brands out there, it’s hard to know which ones to buy for your baby. By doing your research and comparing the brands, you can narrow down the list of diapers you’d like to try. Here we’ve gathered all the information about Seventh Generation diapers in one convenient post for you.


*Disclaimer: This post is in no way sponsored or endorsed by Seventh Generation™. I’m just a mama who knows how to use her keyboard to find information. Any mistakes or inaccuracies in this post are my own, and I will gladly correct them with the right information, once I know about it. To find further information about Seventh Generation diapers, visit their website www.seventhgeneration.com.


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My review of Seventh Generation Free & Clear Diapers

Here’s my completely subjective review of Seventh Generation diapers. These diapers feel ‘sturdy’ like some other eco-friendly brands, some have called them scratchy or rough, but they are soft on the inside. They are quite trim, not “fluffy” like a Huggies diaper. These diapers do their job, and do it well.

Some people have said that Seventh Generation diapers are “greenwashed”. Greenwashing is a term used to describe products that claim to be eco-friendly, but in fact are not. I would not say that Seventh Generation products are “greenwashed”, but that they are on a continuum of eco-friendly products. These diapers aren’t as low-chemical or “green” as ECO by Naty or Bambo Nature, but they contain fewer chemicals than Huggies or Pampers.

I’ll go into detail about what’s in (and not in) a Seventh Generation diaper and let you decide.


Fun fact, each size diaper has a different design printed on it!

Seventh Generation used to have a “Touch of Cloth” line in addition to their “Free & Clear” line of diapers. They no longer make these diapers.

As of January 2024 Seventh Generation will be discontinuing their diaper line.


 Baby standing wearing only a diaper


What’s NOT in a Seventh Generation Free & Clear diaper?

-No chlorine bleaching

-No fragrances

-No lotion

-No latex


What’s in a Seventh Generation Free & Clear diaper?

-The absorbent core is made with wood pulp from sustainably harvested Scandinavian forests.

-FreshAIR™ Breathable layer designed to prevent leaks and release humidity

-“Totally chlorine-free processed wood fluff pulp (absorbent core), sodium polyacrylate (absorbent core), polypropylene (core wrap, cuff, quilted liner, fastening system, outer layer), polyethylene (breathable moisture barrier), adhesives (seams, joints), polymer spandex (fastening system, leg elastic), inks (external printed designs), pigments” (this information taken directly from the packaging of Seventh Generation diapers)

Kudos to Seventh Generation for printing their ingredients right on their packaging!


Diaper Sampler Package in a white gift box with a gift card

Try a variety of eco-friendly diaper brands with our Mother Earth Diaper Sampler Package, available in size 1 or size 3!


What certifications does Seventh Generation have?

-Certified B Corporation

From their website “Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.”

-Member of Jumping Bunny

Not tested on animals or animal ingredients

-FSC Certified

The absorbent fluff pulp is FSC certified from responsible sources

-Rainforest Alliance

The absorbent fluff pulp in these diapers is FSC certified.


Seventh Generation Sizes:

Newborn up to 10 lbs.
Size 1 8-14 lbs.
Size 2 12-18 lbs.
Size 3 16-24 lbs.
Size 4 22-32 lbs.
Size 5 27-35 lbs.
Size 6 35+ lbs.
2T/3T up to 34 lbs.
3T/4T 32-40 lbs.
4T/5T 38+ lbs.


Seventh Generation makes Overnight diapers in sizes 4, 5 and 6.

Seventh Generation makes Training Pants in sizes 2T/3T, 3T/4T and 4T/5T.


Where are Seventh Generation diapers made?

Seventh Generation diapers are manufactured in the USA.

What other diaper brands are made in the USA?



But how do Seventh Generation diapers work?

The reviews online are pretty positive, but you won’t know how a diaper works for YOUR baby until you give them a try! Try a sample for yourself, and get a few other brands to compare side-by-side. What do you like best?

As of January 2024, Seventh Generation is discontinuing their diaper line. I'm sad to see them go, as they were always a budget-friendly eco-friendly diaper.


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 Looking for more information on all the diaper brands? Check out our Diaper Brand Research & Information page and our Diaper Brand Spotlight series posts.

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